Clinical Social Work and Behavioral Medicine Certificate Program
Beginning in 2003, the Boston University School of Social Work and the Boston University School of Medicine’s program in Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine began offering a specialty program in Clinical Social Work & Behavioral Medicine. Behavioral medicine is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the development, integration, and application of behavioral and biomedical scientific knowledge and techniques to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of various complex illnesses and disorders. This certificate program expands the knowledge base for clinical social work practice by including specialized courses on behavioral neuroscience, psychopharmacology and behavioral medicine/applied health sciences. This program is especially useful to clinicians who wish to practice effectively in interdisciplinary teams focused on emerging and chronic health issues such as HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, obesity and its complications, cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and substance abuse. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to work effectively across disciplines using this new synthesis of knowledge and skills.
Janice Furlong, MSW, Clinical Associate Professor, Program Director
Steve Brady, Ph.D., Director, Master’s Program in Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine at the Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Please see the bulletin board outside Room 221 for program announcements and general information. Please plan on attending one of the Program Information Sessions in the first and early second semester of each academic year. Contact Clinical Associate Professor Janice Furlong with any additional questions.